Engaging persons 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.
Where We Serve
Serving stations in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek Counties
Who We Are
Northeast Iowa RSVP is part of AmeriCorps Seniors and sponsored locally by the Decorah Public Library. AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. Find out more at: www.americorps.gov/serve/americorps-seniors
Deana Hageman, Director
Maureen Michel, Volunteer Coordinator
Northeast Iowa RSVP currently works with about 70 community organizations in the tri-county area. Volunteers serve at these "stations" in a variety of ways - everything from reading to nursing home residents and rocking babies sorting books to updating websites and assisting at a marathon. Our volunteers help these organizations make a difference in our communities. In some cases, they are literally making sure that people have enough to eat through food pantries and meal deliveries.
2020-2021 Vital Statistics
Even during a pandemic, our volunteers came through to serve local communities! Volunteer opportunities were limited so the program's impact and hours served were lower than usual but RSVP volunteers still made a huge difference to Northeast Iowa.
48 - Stations reported hours
450 - Total volunteers
311 - Active volunteers
24,569 Hours served
Northeast Iowa RSVP Advisory Council
The advisory council's role is to assess, advise and support Northeast Iowa RSVP in identifying and meeting community needs. Nine members include volunteers, station representatives and community members from each of the three counties. The council meets four times per year and terms are for three years.
Let an RSVP staff member know if you are interested in serving on the council.
Decorah Public Library
Decorah Public Library has been the local sponsor for Northeast Iowa RSVP since 2001. The library provides in-kind office space plus staff supervision and technology support.
RSVP is an AmeriCorps program and an AmeriCorps grant is the main funding sources for the Northeast Iowa RSVP program.
Find out more about AmeriCorps
Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service provide state funding for RSVP programs across Iowa. The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service provides information on volunteer services for persons of all ages in the State of Iowa.
Find out more about Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors
The County Board of Supervisors in the three counties served by Northeast Iowa RSVP provide monetary support for general operation expenses.
United Way of Winneshiek County
United Way of Winneshiek County provides support for the RSVP program and other non-profit agencies in Winneshiek County.
Find out more about United Way of Winneshiek County
Other funding sources
The Northeast Iowa RSVP program receives monetary and in-kind support from a number of different sources including: Depot Outlet, Marian E. Jerome Foundation, plus donations from businesses and individuals.
Would you like to support NEI RSVP?
Donations are always welcome! Send your tax deductible donation to:
Northeast Iowa RSVP
202 Winnebago Street
Decorah, Iowa 52101